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egypt to sam's further into chaos massive gunfire is heard in cairo as death among both the police and morsi loyalists are reported across the turbulent nation. massing in china's backyard washington ops its military aid to the philippines boosting control in the oil rich south china sea but adds more fuel to the friction with beijing. plus more snooping shame as the embattled n.s.a. is revealed to have been violating u.s. surveillance rules thousands of times a year. this
is r.t. coming to you live from the russian capital i'm marina josh welcome to the program . intense gunfire is being reported in the egyptian capital were scores of the ousted president supporters are battling a mass deployment of security forces on the streets both morsy euless and police officers have been killed in the cairo riots and elsewhere in the country belt true as in the egyptian capital. it's another chaotic day here in egypt so most of what the supporters of mohamed morsy call the day of rage in ramses square which is in downtown cairo just off the area is absolutely massive the moment twenty eight marches converged on the square when they basically intended to set up a sit in by about half past two three pm gunshots could be heard both automatic weapons and rifle rounds i'm not sure exactly how it started it was coming from direction of a police station called as became a police station need to ramses square but there are wildly differing accounts
about who attacked first one side they're saying the muslim brotherhood supporters have mostly fired on the police and of course the protesters are saying it was the other way around however you could hear these very loud gunshots coming from above from the side from everywhere including tear gas the protesters attempted to get rid of the effects of takeouts by by building bomb fires and putting the kind of says on them but to no avail people were scattered i saw protesters being ferried off a scene with very bloody head wounds it's not just the capital which the moment is a is a somewhat of a war zone there's also been reports of fatalities now to the north in the nile delta and which is the governor as we've also heard of fatalities it's monday which is and they put saif in addition there are clashes in alexandria as well as tom to who is seeing this kind of violence spreading everywhere as supporters of mostly either an altercation is with the with the police all with residents of the area so really what this is coming off the back of is of course wednesday's very bloody crackdown by the security forces on two sittings in cairo it's quite
a serious situation here we're not sure how it's going to go particularly as the minister of interior set the stage even if they are going to allow their offices to fire live ammunition on anyone that was attacking them and also state buildings so we could see these conscious escalate further and more fatalities as the days go on at the moment that makes this the make shift field hospitals are almost crushed the limit as these people are coming in in the in this capital. and the meantime you can access what belcher is seeing online she's updating developments from the heart of a gyp's deadly turmoil so you can find her twitter and twitter dot com slash bell. well more disturbing foods of civilians being fired on allegedly by army snipers in cairo is emerging online just to warn you that you might find these images upsetting well in this video you can see several men helping another person who appears to be wanted gunshots or then apparently turd in the background just as one
of the man begins carrying the wounded away his head by bullets and he seems to have survived the shooting before being held by others a british t.v. camera man was also killed during gunfire apparently a victim of snipers artist both here has been here a survivors' accounts when she visited one of the mosques that's now a morgue. up to every battle days of reckoning this is where the tally for this week's deadly clashes is taking place here i mean that human must where the bodies of that date and current are being force and it was here finally with sophia help me mohammed found her son she learnt on facebook the twenty three year old had been killed she tried in vain to get through sniper fire to reach the a mosque where he'd been camping for weeks. but he died from two bullets one was in his heart their army claims the protesters had weapons but it was a peaceful sit in the police killed him they were standing on top of the roofs they
burned some of the bodies and burned some people alive but it was egypt's most bloody day of violence since the revolution two and a half years ago this old man managed to save his koran but not his wife she was among the hundreds killed many of them burned beyond recognition tis of anguish against a backdrop of angry demonstrations i think that's why you march a c.c.l. day the. people. when we go to this street in the jones here it is i think is said that i let's say i'm obeying the will of the egyptian be able went to this street how about this bieber was stay in the street for forty seven days then they would rise and their gift is to kill them dr mohammad mahmoud was on duty when the first casualty started coming in within hours he treated civil dozen patients the wounds were worse than anything he'd seen before marking a turning point he says from which there was no return the egyptian army usually
defend people but what we know are they gyptian army even in our religion we have some proof they said these are the best army and over the world but not to kill his own people his the egyptians always we our history with the egyptian army to defend us not to kill us because that's why i'm saying this is a very bad and black chapter of the accusations and counter-accusations are heating up each side blames the other for unprovoked excessive violence the army stands accused of firing at unarmed protesters while the brotherhood is feared for spreading violence anything is possible now unfortunately in every single step that we've been witnessing from since january twenty five. we don't think the next step is going to happen it's so far away and then it happens so anything is possible now the interior ministry has given police a green light to use live ammunition against anyone who attacks government buildings while the muslim brotherhood is vowing nothing will stop its glorious
revolution in a country many fear is now teetering on the brink of civil war policy r.t. kyra the u.s. president has spoken about the egyptian crisis broke obama strongly condemn the actions by security forces and announced the u.s. is canceling a joint military exercise with edges but america will so continue sending over a billion dollars in annual aid to the army a spokeswoman from the british egyptians for democracy group says this runs counter to washington's declared stance on democracy. it's actually quite shameful to see countries and the leaders of western governments who held themselves because of democracy supporting the slaughter of democracy and its supporters in egypt what obama came out and said this yesterday is simply not enough this is what the obama subsidies to the army buys the slaughter of innocent men women and children the
army may have pulled the trigger yes but it was the west that loaded the gun and the west must take an active stance against this it's not too late to side with democracy in egypt they must come out they must reject what is happening in egypt these cosmetic diplomatic maneuvers of free calling. in the tepid statements again they are not enough we are talking about people dying and revolution well and a member of students for liberty organizations says one of the biggest problems is that no one is being held accountable for the turmoil what happened yesterday was unprecedented in terms of so many people dying one day but you also have to remember that after that there were churches burned all over all across egypt and cities that were. police stations were attacked and also museums and schools and other organizations were attacked so the violence is coming from from many sides and it's all over the country and the problem is this thing that's been going on
for a very long time where there is no rule of law and there is no no one is held accountable for their actions and no one is even trying to find is that question which is outside the violence as fear and is inside the political sphere which is one of the should have. washington it is in talks with the philippines on a new security deal in one's greater access to the country's military facilities to deploy troops equipment aircraft and ships washington's growing engagement in the asia pacific our region are eating up billions of dollars with analysts citing china's growing clout as a main reason. while washington has been steadily beefing up its military presence in the region japan being its made out why with fifty thousand
american troops deployed there south korea comes in second with over twenty eight thousand u.s. military personnel well there is also a security hub and guam which hosts several american military bases and under the asian oriental policy the u.s. has been strengthening its alliances with this trail here the philippines singapore thailand and vietnam pointing troops as well as seeking to sign cooperation agreements while washington claims is just protecting its economic interests in the region but as explains that's not the whole story. america's increasing interest in the asia pacific is defined by the white house as an attempt to strengthen economic and security interests in a paper released in two thousand and twelve washington makes no attempt to shy away from the fact that china's dominance in the region is a concern saying its emergence has the potential to negatively affect america's economy and security but go some way to explaining exactly why the u.s.
is beefing up its military presence in the region but the exact extent of their muscle flexing is causing some to suggest it's an attempt at containment which will only intensify friction in the region the idea that the united states is protecting the interests of the world against chinese influence is clearly all the united states is doing is ratcheting up military tension and pressure when the world doesn't need it at all disputes over territory are the main reason for heightened tensions the south china say rich in oil and fish is the main bone of contention washington is backing its ally the philippines in that dispute upping its military support to the nation by two thirds while also strengthening its military ties with indonesia singapore malaysia brunei and vietnam the united states say there needs to be greater clarity over china's strategic intentions but as washington maintains they want dialogue they continue to expand their military presence on china's doorstep rattling the world's second largest economy
a dangerous game of brinksmanship in a region where tensions are already high. well a russian champion athletes hit the headlines but not for her sports and. it's a misstep told to our country and some respect told to our seats isn't. the star polder and so on those using the world championships to protest russia's ban on gay propaganda towards minors or that just ahead here on our team. choose your language. actually we cover the influential senators feel some of the.
digital currency is led by big coing have become so influential that they are now turning heads in washington a u.s. senate committee has started a probe into what it calls an important merging area that needs to be regulated online entirely decentralized bitcoin has been gaining momentum and pushing its way towards the mainstream its value rocketed earlier this year peaking at more than two hundred dollars from almost zero when i was first introduced in two thousand and nine economist mark torrington says washington wants to control bitcoin to ensure that it can be used to hijack the greenback. their stated objective to investigate these currencies these virtual currency is that they may be used for illegal means or they may be used for tax evasion and money laundering purposes which of course that does occur but that also occurs with u.s. currency which is the major currency for drug dealers and smugglers of all sorts so
we have to look a little deeper here at these investigations and what we find is that of course the major credit card companies are concerned about bitcoin is a competitor because it's cheaper and faster than their own services there's no fees involved and so they're concerned and also the federal reserve and the treasury are concerned that in the long run virtual currencies may siphon off some of the demand for the u.s. dollar so the government is concerned about that conan's popularity at many different levels now the alternative currency as one official recognition with the u.s. federal judge ruling that it is real money that announcement was made during the trial of a texan charged with fraud thread bitcoin based ponzi scheme worth millions of dollars i dispute all over when to me those working to make sure a big point succeeds. good point. p.p. coing taro coin pete coin can see they are fooling those developing the digital
currency perhaps a little bunkers has the potential to be brilliant but we're still in the early days down the road i think it has tremendous potential and the next few years it can be you everybody wants to coming into it seems so cold because spaces like this one in bratislava the kinks in the currency being ironed out by a dedicated inclusive group even holding a wedding within a digital den to care for and protect each other you're from. the developers may soon an unconventional group this is an incompetent currency not controlled by any government or central bank this peer to peer method of exchange to run chanting it will take the stand there. like life cycle. every technology of every new technology hoping will use it first. sooner or later the
customers will use however with one big calling currently being worth around seventy euro and only existing in cyberspace it's not really being cohesive with the high street until now are we make. denominations of the coins like. some kind of five euro two euro one euro in that size which would be for example serial point zero one bitcoin and this would look like this actually if we want to make it easy to use solution for down like to keep. it in their daily life paid their daily life things with bitcoins like a pizza or a coke at a bar or something like that security online is a major concern for us all these days so developers are looking into a number of ways to protect consumers cash we already talk with them. by security labeling companies. they will do labels like with follow ground self
destroy if you rip them off so we tried really to make it really secure. people that they can be sure that the point is well the over so they really can use it for trading to the teacher to make sure you could be calling there's no limits to shade the physical evidence you can take you can stump. it would just how easy is it to use you possibly your credit i stored my char reader. through to do and since this one was not claimed before i can just claim it's you know it's mine it's going for me. to being telling to do alongside gold and silver is the only safe investments by those in the know because i. absolutely triumphed as the dollar has crashed ninety per cent against a bit as bitcoin is set to take on the world and root out the banks stirrers and if
this continues pretty soon might not be only for nerds they could be the cash pockets peter all of a r t slovakia while the n.s.a. has violated the rules on surveillance and even a us court rulings thousands of times per year for several years it's emerged now from fresh revelations based on data leaked by edward snowden let's cross live to a corresponding get a shout for more on this hold your guy now well at this point the n.s.a. already has a lot to account for and this recent leak adds and still to injury what more can you tell us. well marino the leaked internal audit for the year two thousand and twelve for last year shows thousands of violations and those are the ones that the n.s.a. itself has documented the papers of tainted by washington post apparently through edward snowden show that the n.s.a. decided it did not always need to report the quote unquote unintended surveillance of americans and also some details on what the agency does to avoid
scrutiny from congress and from the secretive. foreign intelligence surveillance court analysts are specifically warned that the n.s.a. analysts say those documents show that they are war and that the mosques not provide the evidence on which they base their quote unquote reasonable articulable suspicion that a target will produce valid foreign intelligence so basically they are instructed to give only very broad rationale for snooping on someone the n.s.a. defend itself by saying the information avail is available it's requested. members of congress may read the unredacted documents but only in a special secure room and they are not allowed to take notes and fewer than ten percent of lawmakers employ a staff member who has the security clearance to read the reports and provide
advice about their meaning and significance so generally it seems not only has the probably been in the dark about these programs but also those who are supposed to provide oversight according to a top secret document in october twenty seventh months before the program got underway the foreign intelligence surveillance court ruled that the collection effort was unconstitutional the court said that the methods used were quote unquote deficient on statutory and constitutional grounds and it ordered the n.s.a. to comply with standard prime. protections and stop the program but the obama administration has fought freedom of information lawsuit and. james james clapper the director of national security. national intelligence has actually knowledge that the court found the n.s.a. in breach of the fourth amendment which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures so the administration's main shield for these programs secrecy they can
brush of any opinions on state secrets grounds basically in the wake of snowden's revelations responding to public outrage about these programs the white house promised more transparency we heard president obama announced an independent panel of outsiders that would be set up to investigate concerns about the scale of n.s.a. surveillance but he passed the director of national intelligence james clapper to establish that panel at the same james james clapper who two years ago lied to congress about about the scale of the program he was asked whether the whether the the n.s.a. collects. data on millions of americans and he said he said no actually in fact he apologized last month for misleading a senate hearing by denying that the n.s.a. collects information about millions of americans and then also. the.
critics of course accuse the president of putting a fox in charge of the hen house basically the white house later has. moved to dampen the controversy over the role of the director of national intelligence james clapper in in a panel in this panel insisting that he would neither lead nor choose the members but still isn't so and the white house and the national security council spokesman spokeswoman said that the panel. that they're going to you know the panel members are being selected by. the white house in consultation with the intelligence community but even so there's some doubt as to whether such a panel can actually. provide. a valid review all right thank you so much of a bring it was an extensive report the way from washington d.c. gun and shoot down there. and russian atlantic star you want to
buy a has hit the headlines again but this time its words rather than world records she did fan of the country's ban on gay propaganda towards minors which has caused controversy and calls in europe to boycott the sorts winter olympics next year. as the details. this past week moscow has played host to track and field championships on tuesday the american runner nick symmonds dedicated his silver medal in the eight hundred meter meter race to gay friends and several swedish athletes painted their nails in rainbow colors but the remarks made by you lead them by above was of course the world champion pole vaulter and the biggest star in russian track and field certainly reignited the debate over gay rights in russia and the world of sports it's on the respect to our concert some respect to our seats isn't because russians maybe are different than european people then other people from different lands we have our low rates everyone have to respect and if some police and if some
person who are not just try to make us such a problem as the bus. called the gives because of. because of our law so i think it's unfair front of the now if somebody was commented sparked major rebuke from international media outlets an athlete even calls to strip her international olympic committee and bass or ship role now in response to this criticism she did issue a statement today saying that english simply isn't her first language but she wanted to say that quote people should respect the laws of other countries particularly when they are guests of that country she also added that she is opposed to any discrimination against gay people now just a reminder to our viewers the bill in question criminalize the public an expression of support for nontraditional relationships russian lawmakers say that it doesn't turn out well homosexuality but merely discourages discussion of it among younger people people younger than eighteen and there have been scattered calls for
a boycott of the twenty fourteen winter olympics in the russian city of sochi but no country or athlete has yet declined to attend and most officials including us president barack obama have called a boycott on necessary. well coming your way here in our team we explore the plight of half a million people living in the shadow of a toxic dump and bangladesh. the video game company of heroes two is facing a lot of heat from gamers inside the former soviet union in fact fourteen thousand people thus far have taken the time to sign a changed org petition to get the game removed from former communist shelves across the land why are people so mad this looks like some sort of world war two game i mean in this type of game there isn't going to be any murdering of hawkers or virtual rampaging through cities with rocket launchers so why did they start
a petition for you to blogger called the bad comedian made a detailed twenty five minute video depicting all the gross historical inaccuracies and exaggerations throughout the game but he prefers the soviet army as a pack of slave driving before with every soviet officer wanting nothing more than to shoot his own soldiers in the back or send them to the gulag forthwith according to polygon dot com the game exploits rare moments in the words history like some very limited battles are soviet soldiers went in unarmed and made it look as if sitting right fellas infantry directly into machine gun fire was part of the soviet army manual maybe it's a bit oversensitive to flip out over a dumb video game but lives repeated often enough will become true in the minds of millions of people who play the game and that's why you can't back down when it comes to historical falsification but that's just my opinion.
by my own business and they get up in. the etc very happy to fight to play the projects they don't i mean this and if we're discussing you totally i know they've all day and i said. tally blares i being exposed to. lead them to her. over the last twenty years bangladesh has become a global center for let the production.